Minor Arcana

Among all the 54 cards, the minor aracana is the most toughest and easier to understand as it can be a dare to master the meanings. If you would stick yourself only to major aracana cards, then you would be losing an important sense of balance in the system by limiting yourself sticking to just that major part only.

The 56 cards of the Minor Arcana are categorized into four ensembles – pentacles, cups, wands and swords. Each ensemble is represented by graphics symbolizing the four elements of nature – air, earth, fire and water. Lets read all these ensemble’s in detail so that it could bring a positive change in your life.

The ensemble of Pentacles – Material expansion, currency and commerce are represented by this ensemble and it is related with the earth. The ‘pentacles’ are the coin-like discs, which carry pentagram inscriptions seen as the 5-pointed stars in the cards. The ‘diamond’ ensemble of today’s playing cards has evolved from the ‘pentacles’.

The ensemble of Cups – Water and reveal bliss, emotions, magnificence and productiveness are represented by this card. The meaning of ‘cups’ can also reveal aspects of the subliminal mind and human character but not cognizant mind and reasoning. In a standard deck of playing cards, the ‘compassion’ ensemble owes its origin to the cups.

The ensemble of Wands – This ensemble is associated with fire and represents development, splendor, endeavor, liveliness and vibrancy. The greenwood with a few live branches as seen in the illustration on the cards of this ensemble, signify escalation. ‘Wands’ can be interpreted as staffs to carry the victor’s crown or as clubs used in combat. Wands also represent concepts, formation and cultivation.

The ensemble of Swords – This ensemble showing ‘swords’ is associated with violence, aspiration, audacity, hard luck and strength. This could be interpreted by the illustrations showing people in battle or with heads bowed down in hardship. The swords also represent accomplishment, both good and bad. This ensemble is associated with air and is the forerunner of the scoop in today’s playing cards.

Moon Signs:

Generally people think that sun sign’s and moon sign’s are one and the same thing. But I would like to make it clear that the moon sign’s represents the more impersonator side, the inner feelings and emotions portraying us from within. It indicates how we express our fostering intuition and the style of immediate emotional-feeling response to experiences. In total, Moon shows our veiled aspects.

Moon enters into a new zodiac sign around every 2 ½ days after completing a full 28 days cycle of all zodiac.The position of the transiting moon (moon’s current position) helps resolve the common moods of people. The moon sign positions greatly sway the outcomes of events involving human relations. When the Moon is in certain zodiac, the characteristics of that zodiac sign redden the moon’s appearance.

The moon rules over issues related to family and interface among family members, social gatherings and general events in the home surroundings. All the above incidents are greatly exaggerated by the placement of moon’s sign. The moon sign, when taken in amalgamation with the Sun sign, tells about a person and is an essential part of learning about themselves and very minute things which you can’t find by your own. The best way to find out about the moon sign is to consult an experienced astrologer for a private reading. Remember one thing that consult only experienced astrologer as consulting unexperienced one may take you to the wrong path